Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Dr. Wally Wacky-Wacko is the little hamlet of Bucksnort, Wisconsin's only psychiatrist. He doesn't exactly fit the profile and could probably use a good shrink wrap himself. He's good at pushing pills and he also is a firm believer in self-medicating. He is frequently taking a trip somewhere within the recesses of his mind. He loves his potent pot and his psychedelic mushrooms.

He's a middle-aged man who still looks like a little boy. He has eyes as big as saucers. He customarily dresses in faded blue jeans and a fraying plaid flannel shirt. When he first meets a new patient, he stands before them in a confused daze with his jaw open as if he is ready to swallow a fly. He will absentmindedly grab onto his long, curly, salt and pepper hair which is tied back in a ponytail as if it is a security blanket. God only knows, Dr. Wally dispenses security at a price! That can sometimes result in insanity.

Take the case of Sister Eileen McGillicutty. Our good sister was feeling mighty blue when she first called upon the “good doctor.” After considering her situation in the haze of a marijuana high, Dr. Wally opened his desk drawer and he pulled out three bottles. Then he emptied the contents onto his desk whereupon half of the pills fell onto the floor.

Bending over, he picked up each and every one of those multi-colored pills which seemed to mesmerize him. Finally he was ready to continue. He began to pile the pills into an empty bottle and said, “I want you to take each of these pills three times a day. You should be back to yourself in no time!”

When the next evening rolled around, Sister Eileen was dumbly seated before her bowl of steaming stew. Her eyes looked like a couple of glazed donuts. She looked as if she was ready to fall off her seat. She dumbly tried to raise each spoonful of stew into her mouth, but every second spoonful hit her chin where it dribbled down onto her habit. Then her eyes began to close.

Her head began to slowly circle and, just as she had completed the first full revolution, her face went kerplunk right into her steaming bowl. As another sister pulled her head out of the stew, Sister Eileen had a carrot firmly wedged into one of her nostrils and her mouth had a potato stuffed into it. Enough was enough!

That's when Sister Mary Olga took matters into her own hands. She marched the blister-faced Sister Eileen right back to Dr. Wally's. This time he gave her a happy pill. The results were certainly nothing short of spectacular. It wasn’t long before Sister Eileen was swinging from the rafters. She soon announced that she was the Virgin Mary, come down from heaven in order to save the heathens. It was time for her to go back to Dr. Wally Wacky-Wacko again. God only knows what he would do next!

Author Davis Aujourd'Hui
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Book Series:
Book 1 -"The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude
Book 2 - "Babes is Bucksnort"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

True Friendship Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

"Your friend is the one who knows all about you, and still likes you."
- Elbert Hubard

"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out."
-Walter Winchell

Friendship is defined as the cooperative and supportive relationship between two or more people. It’s the center of our lives because it builds upon our hopes and dreams. In some ways, true friendships are stronger and more fulfilling than family relationships. You are very lucky to have one really “true” friend that you can count on when times are good, and when times are bad.

It’s easy to think about great friends. It’s those genuine souls that make you laugh, share great times, and to grow wiser with age and wisdom. Remember back when there was a specific time that you couldn’t have made it through without the support of your friends? Was it illness, grief, marriage, divorce, new job, or a memorable trip? Past memories and looking forward to the future can’t be underestimated in the value of a true friendship.

A shared or favorite activity boosts friendship to a higher level. Laughter, humor, and fun go hand in hand. It lifts the spirits and allows for growth and understanding to bloom. It should be passed on to others at every opportunity. You never know when or how a great friendship will thrive, but it’s a wonderful gift that can’t be taken for granted. Sometimes the most unlikely person becomes a true, life long friend.

Take a moment and think of a good friend that you’ve not spoken to in a while. Pick up the phone and call them – just for the heck of it. That’s the beautiful thing about friends, when you get back in touch it seems like there hasn’t been any time that has passed.

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
-John Lennon

"Babes in Bucksnort" Book 2
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Friday, May 27, 2011

One of Sister Mary Olga's Drinking Partners Amand Ann Adult

Amanda Ann Adult was the convent's once-a-week baker. She was also a local radio celebrity. On her show, she would teach all of the Snortland's aspiring cooks how to make delicious meals for their families. Just like me, she would always apply herself to her tasks with some healthy nips of heavenly spirits. While bourbon was my spirit of choice, Amanda Ann preferred vodka.

On this particular evening, I found her in the convent's kitchen where I was sure to find some intoxicating refreshments on hand. As I've already said, I wasn’t the only thirsty soul in Bucksnort.
I breezed into the kitchen where I found Amanda Ann with her head bent over an open oven. “Shit!” she exclaimed.

“What’s the matter?” I asked.

She quickly whirled around like a top. Even so, not so much as a single hair on her lacquered head fell out of place as she whirled around and shouted, “I forgot to put the yeast into the bread dough! Now I’ve got to start all over from scratch!”

“Oh dear!” I muttered. “It sounds as if this calls for a drink.”

“You’ve got that damn right, Sister!” she exclaimed. Then she whirled around in another dizzying circle as she zeroed in on her quarry. That would have been her big bottle of vodka. She marched over to the counter with a single-minded purpose and she snatched up that bottle from which she poured herself a generous glass.

After taking a couple of long gulps, she turned to me and asked, “Would you care to join me?”

“Don’t mind if I do!” I chirped with a broad smile.

“You could have fooled me!” she proclaimed with a sarcastic sneer. Then she took another long swallow from her glass before she finally produced a smile. “Now that’s better!” she exclaimed. “So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a glass before I drain this bottle!”

That was all it took to propel me into action. I grabbed a tall tumbler from the kitchen cupboard and I held it out before her while I waited for her to fill it to the rim. Then I took my own long, greedy gulp before I asked her what I thought might be an innocent question. “So,” I said. “How’s your brother, Jules?”

“Pussy-whipped, that’s what!” exclaimed his Caucasian sister. I didn’t quite catch her meaning, but I wasn’t going to have to wait long for an explanation. “As to the ‘how’ part of your question, it has to do with the cow who’s been freeloading off him since last Thanksgiving.”

It didn’t take much imagination to guess that she was talking about Lula Mae Bunsaplenty. “Now, Amanda Ann,” I counseled her as she started to mix the ingredients for a new batch of bread dough. “Surely you’re not making a judgment!”

“I damn well am and I don’t care!” she barked back as she took a final slug of her vodka. “That fat, lazy, black-assed floozy thinks she’s got my brother wrapped around her pudgy pinky finger! I told him that I’d set a roasted turkey on his front porch. Then all he’d have to do would be to wait for Miss High and Mighty to catch a whiff of it. She’d wag that big tail of hers faster than a bitch in heat in order to get out there and grab herself a turkey leg!”

“That’s when Jules would only need to throw out her suitcase and car keys after her, slam the door shut, and turn the bolt. I’m sure that’s all it would take to get that big cow to jump into her Cadillac and hightail it out of town in a huff. Of course, I’d never see my roasting pan again, but that would be a small price to pay in order to get rid of her!”

“What would make you say a thing like that?” I exclaimed. “Surely Lula Mae’s got some redeeming features!”

“The only redeeming features that broad’s got are those two huge jugs that she likes to jiggle in front of my brother’s nose! That only turns his legs into Jello. The next thing you know, he’s falling down onto his bed and getting straddled by a cow! It’s just too bad that he can’t get a gallon or two of milk out of it for all of his efforts!”

“Amanda Ann!” I exclaimed as I took a slug out of my own glass. “What makes you think that Jules would want to get rid of her?”

“He’s got rocks in his head if he doesn’t want to!” she proclaimed as she poured herself another tall glass. “That woman’s been after his money and now she’s gone and sent him to a shrink!”

“Oh!” I murmured as I thought of Dr. Wally Wacky-Wacko. “I didn’t realize that it had come to that!”

“I call it a crying shame! After all, my brother is eighty-five years-old and he’s no weakling! He’s had to fight prejudice and adversity most of his life as a man of color. Now, when he should be able to enjoy some peace during his golden years, more adversity has come back to him in the form of a black cow.”

I could see that I wasn’t going to get anywhere with Amanda Ann. Her drinks were only fueling the fire and mine were only beginning to cloud my sense of clarity. All I could think of to say was, “Well, as you say, he is a grown man. I’m sure he’ll sort it out! What you might want to remember is that things
always work themselves out in the end.”

“That’s exactly the problem!” she declared. “That woman always uses her end to work Jules around her pinky finger!” With that said, she shook her head violently. Once again, I noticed that not a hair on
her lacquered head moved out of place. I could also see that I wasn’t about to change her thinking. I’d have to leave that one to God.

For now, I decided I’d spent more than enough of my breath. I’d also had enough to drink. What I really wanted was a Marlboro and to offer up a prayer. Perhaps that would direct my breath and my thoughts in a more positive fashion.

I simply shrugged my shoulders and I gave Amanda Ann a smile of resignation. She returned my smile with a scowl. Then I bid her a good afternoon and I walked out of the kitchen as I heard her swearing up a blue streak. Apparently she'd forgotten to put the yeast into her new batch of bread dough.

Author Davis Aujourd'Hui

Sister Mary Olga Book Series:
Book #1 "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"
Book #2 Just Released - "Babes in Bucksort"

Available in Paperback and Kindle Format ($3.99)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrate Diversity - Author Davis Auhourd'hui

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY- Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Posted on May 20, 2011 by joseph c. knudson

This is a guest post from a good friend of mine who is extremely talented.  Please enjoy the article and check out his sites listed here:

http://bestsatireseriesofthedecade.blogspot.com/ - Author Davis Aujourd'hui and his "Sister Mary Olga" Book Series

http://authordavisaujourdhui.blogspot.com/ - Author Davis Aujourd'hui Blog


J.C. Knudson, Author of "Living the Difference"

Celebrating Diversity

Have you ever felt as if you were the only person like yourself in the whole world? Guess what? You are. Each of you is a unique expression of the human experience. Your task is to embrace all that you are and to celebrate yourself.

Perhaps you’re in a minority group. You might be African-American, Asian, Latino, or gay. Perhaps you just feel as if you were a nerd. Some of the most famous people in history felt that way. They didn’t let that stop them from becoming all that they could be.

Look at Albert Einstein. He didn’t begin to talk until he was four years old. Yet he went on to become the father of atomic science. He met life’s challenges on life’s terms and became one of the most famous scientists in history.

Look at Maya Angelou. She was another person who didn’t talk for many years during a childhood as an abused African-American girl. Yet she went on to become one of our nation’s most prominent poets. She also served as an inspiration to another African-American girl who had been abused as a child. That was Oprah Winfrey. She became our most celebrated television talk show host and she served to inspire countless others whether of not they may have lived lives of oppression.

Each of you possess your own unique gifts which can serve to inspire others. The challenge is to embrace yourself so that you may discover what you have to offer. Surround yourself with people who affirm you and inspire you. That is the key to self-acceptance.

I have had my own challenges with self-acceptance. I didn’t want to be gay, but I eventually learned that it was a good thing. Along the way, I struggled with things like alcoholism, clinical depression, and sexual addiction.

I worked hard at becoming a champion and I am now a published author of a series of hilarious satires. I have learned to embrace things in my past that didn’t seem funny. I have made lemonade out of lemons as I have learned how to laugh at myself. In so doing, I have created a series of books that have made my readers laugh out loud.

It takes all kinds to make the world go around. Wouldn’t it be boring if that was not the case! I ask you to celebrate yourselves and to celebrate diversity. You can each make an individual difference for the betterment of life. Go for your joy!

Author Davis Aujourd'hui's Book Series:

"The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" (Book 1)
"Babes in Bucksnort" (Book 2)

Both are available in Paperback and Kindle Format. Kindle Format is just $3.99


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dr. Wally's Wild Ride

Well now! You've already been introduced to Bucksnort's zany psychiatrist, Dr. Wally Wacky-Wacko. I'm going to let you in on one of his secrets that will be in the next book in the series. I only ask that you promise not to tell anyone. We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!

For a brief time, Dr. Wally had a teenage patient by the name of Dimples II Dufus. She was an heiress to the Mayflower fortune. She was also a spoiled brat with a most unpleasant disposition. Furthermore, she was the most unfortunate looking young lady.

She had thin wheat-colored hair. She was short and stout like her belligerent aunt, Martha Mayhem. Her plump face had the most disconcerting effect on those whom she met. She had wide set eyes with a downward slant. Her one redeeming feature was that she had a well-endowed bosom. It's just that she would undoubtedly have back problems by the time she was thirty. Let's just say that she was rather disproportionate!

Dimples II spent some time on the psychiatrist's couch and Dr. Wally eventually spent some time on top of her. Several months later, Dimples II's bared belly button looked like a blinking eye on a watermelon.

Dimples II's mother assumed that her pregnancy was caused by Dimples II's cousin, Muchmore Mayhem. Dimples II didn't dissuade her from that opinion. Dimples II had a reason to keep the real identity of the unborn baby's father a secret. She planned to blackmail Dr. Wally Wacky-Wacko.
Yes sir! Dr. Wally would pay for his wild ride! I'm going to be a devil and not let you in on that secret. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait for the answer when you read the next book in the Sister Mary Olga series, entitled “Have A Heart.”

Author Davis Aujourd'Hui

Sister Mary Olga Book Series:
Book #1 - "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"
Book #2 - "Babes in Bucksnort"

Both are available in paperback and kindle format!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Baby Burpee is Diddle's Dinkledorf's great niece. She is a goddess of grand girth and she is going to get married in Babes in Bucksnort. It will turn out to be a blessed event with a unique twist.

Baby met her husband-to-be on the shores of the Mighty Mississippi. It was love at first sight. The one thing the two of them had in common was their passion for food. Junior Rathbone was even bigger than Baby. He tipped the scales at three hundred sixty-six pounds. Baby wasn't far behind in weight. Here's how the grand event began to play out. They were going to reenact the evening of their first meeting.

The evening of the big event had finally arrived. The guests lined up along the shore of the river to watch Baby promenade down to the river bank. Junior stood at the edge of the river. From there, he watched his beautiful and bountiful bride, with the long blond hair that looked like liquid silver, approach him on the arms of her Great-Uncle Diddles.

The guests were somewhat surprised when Diddles escorted Baby to a spot on the river away from Junior. What happened next was even more surprising. The bridesmaids began to help Baby take off her huge wedding gown that resembled a tent. The guests gasped as they watched the buxom bride standing before them in nothing but the mounds flesh which were her birthday suit.

Then Baby strolled out into the Mississippi where she took her plunge into the water. A spotlight followed Baby as she swam out into the river toward a swimming float where the preacher was standing. As the guests watched Baby doing the breast stroke, Junior began to take off his tuxedo which could have fit a grizzly bear.

The spotlight shifted to Junior who was now standing before them buck naked. The happy courtship of Baby and Junior had only served to add mounding layers of flesh to the already corpulent couple. Junior looked like a small whale as he stood on that shore of the river.

A drum roll began and Junior took his cue. With a running start, he began to pound the earth as he headed for the tree trunk that would guide his way into the water. He hit that trunk at a gallop and it quaked as he approached his take off. With one final and furious bounce that nearly submerged that tree trunk, Junior dove into those waters with a resounding splat.

The spotlight traced the waves that raced in both directions. Before Junior reemerged, those waves rocked the swimming float where the preacher was ready to perform the ceremony. They hit with such a force that the preacher nearly toppled right into the river. Baby didn't notice. Her eyes were brimming with tears of joy as Junior emerged from the river where he came to a rest against her billowing bosoms.

That was just the beginning of their hilarious wedding. Things only got more bizarre from this point. Read the ending in Babes in Bucksnort, a book in which your funny bone will be tickled from the beginning to the end. The diverse cast of zany characters will entertain you with their outrageous antics. Don't miss out on the fun!

"Babes in Bucksnort" (Book 2)

Great Gift Idea or Gift for Yourself if you are looking for giggle out loud books! Kindles are available for $3.99 each.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What Every Caregiver Must Know - By Author Davis Aujourd hui

Life is a continual process of change. As you grow into your middle years, there comes a time when there may be a role reversal with your parents. As a young child, they were your caregiver. Now, it may become the time when you will be theirs.

As a retired social worker, I have witnessed this countless times. I am also at an age when my own parents have become elderly. This may well be a challenge for me in my future. If this time has arrived for you, you are already dealing with the challenge.

You should consider the least restrictive form of help. You will want to keep them as independent as possible. Ideally, this would mean to keep them in their own home for as long as you are able to keep them safe.

Supportive services can be brought into their home if that is affordable. There are a number of resources available in every community: social service agencies, home health aides, independent cleaning people, visiting nurses, etc. If you are unable to help with things like medical transportation and shopping, there may be private alternatives for this as well.

There are some simple things that you can do. These would include things like pre-pouring their medications and assisting them with their finances. Try to always help them make their own decisions if they are able to do so. No one appreciates interference.

The time may come when they will need more support. Assisted living programs are an excellent way for them to maintain a degree of independence. This may not be financially feasible for many. Now, the decision is whether or not you are able to care for them in your own home.

This is a big decision. Consider it carefully and do not allow guilt to cause you to do something with which you are uncomfortable. Remember, it is of the utmost importance that you take care of yourself too. It will become a dramatic change to your lifestyle. It will involve sacrifices that will hopefully come from a loving place rather than a sense of obligation.

If that time has already come for you, you will appreciate what I have been saying. Allow your parents to do what they can for themselves. Nobody wants to be treated like a child. All adults are worthy of respect. Most importantly, you will want to offer love.

In order to do this, it is imperative that you be willing to reach out for help. You do not want to bear the entire burden. Again, you can consider bringing in services

Here are some tips you may find helpful:

• Ask a friend or neighbor to come to visit so that you are able to do things for yourself. You will be of no good to your parents if you are making sacrifices that interfere with your ability to take care of yourself.

• Take time out so that you can pursue your own interests. Otherwise, you may become consumed with resentment. Do not allow this to happen. Just remember that you are only human. Just as your parents have needs, so do you. There may come a day when you will realize that you can no longer bear the burden of providing care. That is not your fault. It is a reality that many of you will come to face as your parents’ needs become all-consuming. This will become the time that you will need to consider nursing home placement. Do not allow guilt to consume you. Difficult as it may be, talk it over with your parents. Let them know that you love them, but that they need more help than you are able to provide.

• If you have to place your parents, take time so that you can find a nursing home that is the best fit. Do your research carefully. All nursing homes are rated. Some of them are not fit for any human being. Interview and tour the homes. Talk with residents to see how they like the homes.

• Do not put yourself into a place where you must rush to make a decision. The best-rated homes will take the longest amount of time whereby a placement can be achieved. Don’t wait until you are desperate. Be realistic and plan ahead.

• Once a placement has been achieved, be sure to make frequent visits. This will serve two primary purposes. Naturally, your parents will need and appreciate your love and support. It will also let the staff at the home know that you are involved. Some nursing homes can be neglectful of residents’ needs if family is not a presence.

• No matter what your situation is, affirm for yourself that you have done the best you have been able to do. Have no regrets. This will only lead to guilt. Just remember to love yourself as well as your parents.

About the author:

Davis Aujourd’hui is the creator of the highly-rated and hilarious Sister Mary Olga Fortitude – a series of nine books centered on religious and social satire. He is a retired social worker, having worked for Adult Protective Services in New York. He said it enabled him to become a student of the human condition. While doing so, he developed the characters in his books in order to entertain a colleague of his using the gift of humor. He says being socially-minded and spiritual are is the most important ingredients for him to maintain a happy and successful life. He lives in Upstate New York.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Great Reading for People That would like to sit down and have a great laugh!

Kind words about Author Davis Aujourd'hui and his first book of the "Sister Mary Olga" Satire Series"

From The Publisher: "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" (Book 1 of Series)

Author Davis Aujourd'hui:

Your narrative voice is FANTASTIC. Reading through your work was like sitting across from you and having a cup of coffee.

I really enjoyed it!

Your work demonstrates strong writing with a nice flow.

You really have done a nice job putting together your book. Your writing proves you did your homework before writing your story as your story line flows so nicely.

Your book is written well and I have to say that there were times I wondered if I was reading fiction or nonfiction.


Tinamarie Ruvalcaba
Author Representative
Outskirts Press

Book 1 - " The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"

Available in Paperback and Kindle Format! Kindle Special Pricing $3.99

Friday, May 6, 2011


Here it comes again – Mother's Day. So you're ready to head for the store to buy a card or a gift. Why not give the gift that's free. Give your mother your time and let her know you love her.

This may not be an easy task for everyone. Not all of us came from loving backgrounds. If this was the case for you, it was probably also the case for your mother as a child.

The thing to remember is that we all have done the best we could have done with whatever has come our way. Your mother has done the same thing too. Remember, there are no blueprints for parenting. It's all a matter of learning on the job. Some mothers are just slow learners. They are not to be blamed.

You're an adult now. It's time to grow up. That may mean facing some of your own demons. The important thing to remember is to face the past with honesty, to forgive, and to let go.

You may need to talk to someone, including a professional, in order to discharge past pain. It's also important to remember all of those loving qualities that your mother possesses. Remember the good times that you have had.

Try to put your life into a balanced perspective. Life is more good than not. Allow the healing to flow into your life. The beautiful thing is that you can make it all good if you live in the present and commit to it being so.

The present moment is all you have and here it comes. The question is what you can do to make it a memorable one? Cards and flowers are nice, but they don't compare with a more personal connection. Make a phone call. Better yet, spend the day with her. Relive the happy times. Let her know you love her. The gift you give to her will multiply. It will also be a gift you give yourself.

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

This article also appears:

http://wisewoman2.com/ Authentic Women

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2011/s11040123.htm Assist News


Life may not be a bowl of cherries, but I am offering you some delectable desserts within my two Sister Mary Olga books. If you have an open mind and a zest for living, you will be able to laugh your troubles away. If you're in a place of joy, I will only increase it.

The irreverent Sister Mary Olga Fortitude is a nun who likes to nip her booze while she sends up smoke signals to God from her Marlboro cigarettes. She does this much to the consternation of her Reverend Mother who happens to be a reformed prostitute.

I throw into the mix a diverse cast of delightfully dysfunctional characters with whom to titillate your funny bone. Try out the dried out prudish prune, Priscilla Bunhead. She is in sharp contrast to the fun-loving gay cowboy chef, Randy Cowboy. Just wait until he finds out a secret beneath a nun's habit when he discovers that Sister Samantha isn't what she appears to be.

You'll meet the clown-like Lilliliver Lipstick who dabbles in the dirt with Priscilla. The two of them recruit an arch conservative minister named Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead. He and his wife, Pinky Poo, bring the Born Again or Burn Forever Disciples for Jesus to Bucksnort to wipe out what they consider to be perversion.

You've got it! Priscilla and Billy-Bob don't like gay people and there are plenty of gay characters with whom they tangle. Priscilla gets her panties in an uproar only to find that her crusade backfires on her when the townspeople of Bucksnort come out in support of their gay brothers and sisters.

You'll relate to the foibles of my cast as you learn to laugh at your own.

Take a joy ride to Bucksnort.

Visit Amazon.com where you can purchase "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" and "Babes in Bucksnort".

Just be prepared to get your own panties into an uproar.

Enjoy the journey!

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Available in Paperback and Kindle Formats! Kindle Formats are $3.99. You can purchase Kindle Format and send as a gift to anyone that has an email address. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Do you feel as if you're not the person you would like to be? Do you feel as if your life is lacking meaning? Do you feel envious of others? Worse yet, do you feel as if you were a failure? Then it's time to challenge yourself – to be all that you can be.

As a young child, you may have had dreams. Perhaps those dreams never came to fruition. Perhaps those dreams changed along the way. No matter the case, it is imperative that you come to believe in yourself. Have faith that dreams come true.

As a young child, I wanted to become famous. Life challenges prevented that from happening. That's just as well. Fame would only have fed my ego which was based upon insecurities.

I am a survivor of a traumatic childhood. I suffered from years of suicidal depressions. I am also a recovering alcoholic and recovering sex addict. Years of therapy and twelve-step programs were the key to opening up my potential to become the person I had always wanted to be. Slowly, but surely, I learned to let go of those things that didn't serve my spirit as I also came to better know myself. Then I was in a position to grow and to realize dreams.

I'm still not famous, nor do I care if I ever am. What I am now is a successful author and that manifested from another dream I'd developed along the way. If I can realize my dreams, anyone can.

All of this can come to you if you're willing to take my challenge. Surround yourself with positive people, places, and things that you can emulate. Consider things such as letting go of self-destructive behaviors, going into therapy, joining a support group, or finding a church that feeds you positive messages based upon love, not fear. Become a part of a greater community. Break out of any tendencies to isolate. Get in touch with your spirit and focus on activities that make you feel good about yourself.

It's not an easy road to overcome life challenges, but it can be done. It takes a lot of work, but it will pay great dividends. Believe that you are worth it. Then begin a little at a time. It only takes baby steps, one day at a time, to move forward in a positive direction.

Face your fears and take those baby steps toward overcoming your hangups. Nudge yourself a little at a time. You can do it. It is simply a matter of taking charge of your life. Choose not to be an observer of your life. Be a participant!

It all begins with focusing on whatever inspires you and brings you to a place of joy. As you continue to follow your joy, amazing things will begin to happen. For one thing, it will bring you to a place of gratitude. Your whole attitude and outlook on life will change. Eventually, all kinds of good things will begin to come your way.

Positive thoughts and actions will manifest in positive results. You will develop a life filled with meaning as you let go of any judgments connected to your past. Whatever has come to pass has brought you to your now. The present moment is the place to begin.

Remain true to your emerging self as you come to know who you truly are. Take a good look at yourself as you learn to become more honest. It will involve taking a look at your strengths and weaknesses.

Focus on your strengths and be gentle with yourself as you look at your weaknesses. After all, you are only human as we all are. Do not compare yourself to others. Keep the focus on yourself. The good news is that you can let go of your weaknesses and turn them into strengths as you develop more awareness of your authentic self and the self you want to be.

What's past is past. Come to appreciate and accept what has been and what is. Look with eagerness to you future. Affirm and believe, you can be all you want to be. Dreams do come true.

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Sister Mary Olga Fortitude Book Series

Book #1 "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"

Book #2 "Babes in Bucksnort"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


As it's been said before, humor is indeed the best medicine. It's a wonderful way to escape from negativity and to find your way to a place of joy. It is also a gift you can give to others to help them move to a place of joy. It may take practice, but it will be worth it. Try it and you'll be convinced.

I used to have a very stressful job as a social worker. The way I defused that stress was to engage in humor with a colleague of mine. It was a wonderful stress-buster. It provided us with unending laughs. This can also improve your physical health. Any time you can alleviate stress, your body will become more relaxed. This will provide a boost to your immune system that will lessen your chance of acquiring disease. You will be amazed at the results.

If you can't think of anything funny at the present moment, think about humorous anecdotes from your past. No matter how dark your lives have been, you have all experienced the lighter side as well. For most of you, that has been the predominant case.

My own life has been one filled with challenges. I am a survivor of a traumatic childhood. I am also a person who has faced persecution as a gay man. I have recovered from serious depression. I am a recovering alcoholic and a recovering sex addict. In spite all of this, my life has largely been a positive one filled with much joy.

I have learned how to look at my past and to embrace the darkness in order to move into the light. It has simply been a matter of letting go of that which has haunted me as I have exorcised my demons. It has been a rewarding pathway to freedom. You can do it too.

Don't be afraid to be spontaneous or silly. It doesn't really matter. A silly giggle is only one step away from cascading belly laughs.

Use your imagination and inspiration to come up with outlandish ideas. This is what I have done in my series of satires. Anyone can do it with some practice. Don't hold back. You can do it.

Like anything in life, the key is to practice that which you wish to possess. You will reap whatever results that are a consequence of your thinking, doing, or being. Why not take a look on the lighter side? It will pay great dividends. Trust me. If I can do it, anyone can!

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Why not start your laughter and fun with the reading of Author Davis Aujourd'hui's two published books from his "Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" Series!!

Book 1 - "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude""
Book 2 - "Babes in Bucksnort"

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